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Proverbs 28 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 1 The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
2 When a land rebels it has many rulers; but with an intelligent ruler there is lasting order. 2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.
3 A ruler who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. 3 A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law struggle against them. 4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them.
5 The evil do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely. 5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
6 Better to be poor and walk in integrity than to be crooked in one's ways even though rich. 6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.
7 Those who keep the law are wise children, but companions of gluttons shame their parents. 7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
8 One who augments wealth by exorbitant interest gathers it for another who is kind to the poor. 8 He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
9 When one will not listen to the law, even one's prayers are an abomination. 9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.
10 Those who mislead the upright into evil ways will fall into pits of their own making, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance. 10 He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
11 The rich is wise in self-esteem, but an intelligent poor person sees through the pose. 11 A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked prevail, people go into hiding. 12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.
13 No one who conceals transgressions will prosper, but one who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. 13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
14 Happy is the one who is never without fear, but one who is hard-hearted will fall into calamity. 14 Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people. 15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked man ruling over a helpless people.
16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor; but one who hates unjust gain will enjoy a long life. 16 A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment, but he who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long life.
17 If someone is burdened with the blood of another, let that killer be a fugitive until death; let no one offer assistance. 17 A man tormented by the guilt of murder will be a fugitive till death; let no one support him.
18 One who walks in integrity will be safe, but whoever follows crooked ways will fall into the Pit. 18 He whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall.
19 Anyone who tills the land will have plenty of bread, but one who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty. 19 He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
20 The faithful will abound with blessings, but one who is in a hurry to be rich will not go unpunished. 20 A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
21 To show partiality is not good— yet for a piece of bread a person may do wrong. 21 To show partiality is not good-- yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.
22 The miser is in a hurry to get rich and does not know that loss is sure to come. 22 A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.
23 Whoever rebukes a person will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue. 23 He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.
24 Anyone who robs father or mother and says, "That is no crime," is partner to a thug. 24 He who robs his father or mother and says, "It's not wrong"-- he is partner to him who destroys.
25 The greedy person stirs up strife, but whoever trusts in the Lord will be enriched. 25 A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
26 Those who trust in their own wits are fools; but those who walk in wisdom come through safely. 26 He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
27 Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but one who turns a blind eye will get many a curse. 27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.
28 When the wicked prevail, people go into hiding; but when they perish, the righteous increase. 28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.